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In some cases, infection or damage may become too severe for successful restorative treatment. To protect your oral health, we may recommend an extraction. Dr. McElravy suggests tooth removal conservatively and as a last resort. Rest assured, we will work with you to design a customized care plan to replace your tooth once you have healed. If you have questions or suffer from an infected tooth, please contact us today, so we may schedule a visit. Or, for severe discomfort, we offer same day appointments to quickly restore your comfort.

About Extractions

What Can I Expect?

We will thoroughly numb your tooth and surrounding tissues, and will monitor your comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. McElravy will then gently remove your tooth with the use of special dental forceps. You will receive special instructions for aftercare. Primarily, you must avoid chewing and sucking to allow a clot to form – this is your body’s natural scabbing process. Dislodging the clot may result in a painful disorder called dry socket, which will require additional treatment. By resting, eating soft foods, and following our directions, you can expect to heal successfully.

Why Do I Need An Extraction?

Helping you retain your natural teeth is always our first goal. However, when a diseased tooth threatens your oral health or surrounding teeth, an extraction acts as a protective measure. We may suggest tooth removal for the following reasons:

Tooth Replacement Options

Once you have healed, we may restore your smile with a beautiful dental prosthetic. We will speak with work with you to choose a tooth replacement solution appropriate for your unique needs, your budget, and your smile goals, which may include one of the following:

Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment:

Dr. McElravy and the team at Spring Pearl Dental practices patient-centered dental care, providing a compassionate, empathetic approach and a comprehensive selection of services. To learn more about all that we offer, to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning, or for a same-day emergency appointment, contact us today at (281) 651-2782. Located in Tomball, TX, we proudly welcome patients from Spring, the Woodlands, Houston, Pinehurst, and all surrounding communities.